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The Flamingo Kid PG-13

A legend in his own neighborhood.
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VHS Details

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: December 21, 1984
  • Originally Released: 1984
  • Label: Anchor Bay

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Total Count: 18


User Ratings: 5,498
Professionally made, quite entertaining, and disappointingly hollow. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 79/100 -- The Flamingo Kid is one of those rare films that follows a traditional method of coming-of-age storytelling and then shakes it up by not dealing us mere caricatures and stereotypes.
Apollo Guide
Nov 5, 2003
The performances compensate, with Dillon turning in a light and touching portrait of confused ambitions. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
Dillon does a good job in his fullest, least narcissistic characterization to date. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Dillon is a revelation in this movie. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004
The Sixties setting seems a shade gratuitous and its attitude to easy money is ambiguous, but the characters are well drawn and the story is sensitively handled. Full Review
May 24, 2003
Rating: 3/4 -- Even if The Flamingo Kid comes out of sit-com country, the character and the performance effortlessly rise above their origins. Full Review
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Product Description:

Matt Dillon broke through as a heartthrob in this surprisingly affecting comedy, from director Garry Marshall. Dillon plays a Brooklyn kid who lands a summer job at a tony Long Island beach club in 1963. His good looks and obsequious manners win him favor among the snobby members, who trigger dreams that he might actually move up far enough in the world to be one of them--particularly his hero, the club gin champ (Richard Crenna). Meanwhile, his hard-working plumber father (Hector Elizondo) casts a jaundiced eye at all the easy moolah his son is raking in in tips and the lessons about easy living that he seems to be learning. Marshall captures a loose comic nostalgia and the sense of a teen who is suddenly discovering his own abilities--and seeing his parents for the first time, both for bad and for good. --Marshall Fine

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  • Sales Rank: 2,762
  • UPC: 013131037739
  • Shipping Weight: 0.40/lbs (approx)
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